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UAE set to amend law granting expats with Emirati citizenship


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The government of UAE is reportedly amending its law governing citizenship in an effort to grant Emirati citizenship to expats provided they meet certain criteria. 

Citing a circular from the Minister of Justice, according to a report published by Arabian Business the amendments that would grant citizenships to investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, and people with special talents in accordance with the following conditions: 

1. To renounce his/her original nationality or any other nationality he/she holds.

2. To have a lawful and continuous residence in the country.

3. To be fluent in the Arabic language.

4. To have a legitimate means of subsistence.

5. To have an academic qualification.

6. To be of good conduct.

7. That he/she has not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that violates honor or trust, unless he/she is rehabilitated.

8. To obtain security approval.

9. To swear an oath of allegiance to the state.

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